Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tech Tuesday Tip

This week my tech tip for non-techies is from Kim Komando. If you are on Facebook and/or Twitter, check this out:

Freebies make updating Facebook and Twitter easier

Social networks can be handy for many things. But the sites often leave something to be desired. It would be nice to access your network from your desktop. And accessing multiple social networks would be even better. That's what these programs are all about.

Seesmic (free)—Seesmic Desktop lets you manage Twitter and Facebook on your desktop. You'll see all the activity from your accounts in neat columns. It's easy to see everything at once. And you can post to both at the same time.

On top of that, you can manage multiple accounts. The whole family can access their accounts in one program. You can also manage Facebook Pages in Seesmic. It's an all-in-one solution for managing your social-networking accounts!

TweetDeck (free)—You could be using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Google Buzz. That's a lot to keep up with! This program can pull in updates from all of those services and more.

Each site gets its own neat little column. You can read them all in one window. You can even post your own updates to multiple services simultaneously. What a great way to share your thoughts with everyone at once!

Photo Uploader for Facebook. (free)—If you want a really easy way to share photos on Facebook, download this program from Adobe. You can drag and drop images or folders directly to the program. From there, they will be uploaded to Facebook.

But Photo Uploader for Facebook isn't just about photos. The program will also display news feeds and notifications. And you can update your status directly from your desktop. You can even access Facebook's chat feature.

The desktop isn't the only place you can use social-networking sites. You also access Twitter and Facebook on your phone. Click here to find the best phone apps for social networking.

Cost: Free
Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OSX

Click Here to Download Now >>

I use Tweetdeck from my laptop, at Twicca from my Droid, while I wait for Tweetdeck to get their Droid App up to speed.

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